Twenty20 world cup 2012 latest news, Sept 13
Rated as underdogs in the world cup, team India, which lies at the bottom half of the Twenty20 rankings have high hopes to win the game. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the rankings hardly matter for shortest format of the game. He further stated that adjusting from Test format to Twenty20 format would be difficult but his team has the experience of making adjustments for the world cup.
“We are a team which relies strongly on batting. But some of the top batsmen also play the role of part-timers. In T20 cricket, part-timers are very important. Our part-timers have been doing well. So we have a very good team,” Dhoni told reporters after arriving in Colombo.
Meanwhile, India’s arch rivals Pakistan said they were looking forward to the practice match against India. Former Pakistani captain Javed Miandad has been sent to Sri Lanka by the Pakistan Cricket Board to motivate country’s players before the Twenty20 World Cup.
Another neighbour of India, Bangladesh are raving high hopes over the fact that they can put up a better showing this time around for the ICC Twenty20 world cup 2012. Captain Mohammed Ashraful believes that the team is in good shape heading into the world cup.
Known as the chokers of the game, South Africa aim to finally capture the ICC event. They have been known as favourites in many occasions but have succumbed under pressure many times.
Defending Champions England are aiming to retain their title when the ICC World Cup Twenty20 2012, which begins on September 18, 2012. The defending champions have a settled and balanced look despite the absence of Kevin Pietersen in their squad.
With all the significant changes happening with just 5 days left for the game, we can only expect something better in the coming days.